ArsDigita Community System FAQ

by Tracy Adams (inspired by John Lowry's The ArsDigita Platform)

I have a site made of static html pages. How can I add some collaboration features without setting up my own machine?

Some of the basic ArsDigita Community System modules are available as free services. Just sign up for on of them by filling out a form.
See also: Adding collaboration to a Web Site without buying or maintaining an RDBMS and Free Services For Web Publishers

I would like to use the ArsDigita Community System. How do I set up the basic infrastructure?

To use the ArsDigita Community System, you need a computer with Unix or Linux, Oracle, AOLServer and the Oracle driver for AOLServer installed.

Sean Yamamoto's Building an RDBMS-backed Linux Web Server provides the following guides for those taking the Linux (free) route:

Nathan Wallace's guides: Other resources:

I have a machine with Unix/Linux, Oracle and AOLServer installed. How do I install the ArsDigita Community System and the ArsDigita Server Architecture?

ArsDigita Server Architecture Setup Instructions will step you through installing the ArsDigita Community System and the ArsDigita Server Architecture

Along this process, you will use the following guides

When upgrading, you should grab the latest utilities file.

Where can I find ArsDigita Community System documentation?

What teaching and training is available? How can I sign up?

See also: Teaching

What resources are available for learning and reference?

Free teaching material from ArsDigita

Other online resources

Recommended purchases

I am stuck. Where can a ask a question?

Where do I make feature suggestions, report bugs, and look for code patches?

Use our
online ticket tracking system (part of ACS).

What ISPs and independent developers support the ArsDigita Community System?

(aside from
We know that this list isn't complete; send email to Tracy to add yourself.

How can I contribute to the development of the ArsDigita Community System

Please contact if you would like to contribute. We need:

Where can I learn about ArsDigita, the company?


How can I work at ArsDigita?

Job Openings.